NanoLab Members


Past Members, Past Events.
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Dr. Andrew J. Steckl  (aka AJS, the Boss man)

NanoLab Director
Ohio Eminent Scholar and  
Carl Gieringer Professor of

Solid State Electronics

Dr. Andrew J. Steckl has had 30 years of experience working as a research scientist in industry and as a professor in the academic world.  More information on Dr. Steckl's background and current interests can be found here.

The Boss Man.  

All the NanoLab students agree that he's lucky we let him work with all of us, and that we don't leave and form our own Super-NanoLab, we'd call our new lab the PicoLab.
Eric Frantz 

M.S. Student

B.S. Electrical Eng, University of Cincinnati - 2011

Eric is working on organic thin film transistors fabricated on paper substrates.


Prajokta Ray

Ph.D. Student

B. Tech: Electrical Eng, West Bengal Univ. of Technology - 2010

Worked as Oracle Apps, Oracle database administrator in Linux environment in Tata Consultancy Services (2011-2013).
Research interest in Microfluidics, Bio Sensor, Electrochemical Sensor, Bio medical devices, Paper Electronics.


Shima Dalirirad

Ph.D. Student 

M.S.  Physics, University of Cincinnati, 2015

Research on paper-based microfluidic devices. These devices have a huge potential to be used in screening and point-of-care diagnostics applications because they are easy to fabricate, simple to use, and low in cost. She enjoys novels, playing volleyball, movies.


Ashkan Tirgar

Ph.D. student 

M.S. Amirkabir University of Technology, 2014

Ashkan's current research involves multi-axial electrospinning of nanofibers. He is working along with Dr. Daewoo Han to investigate applications of electrospun nanotubes in adressing medical and enviromental needs.


Hua Li

Research Assistant

M.S - University of Cincinnati - 2014

B.E - Shenyang University of Technology - 2011

Hua is interested in the principle of microfluidics, wax printing, and its application on paper-based bioassays.

She enjoys novels, movies, classical music and swimming.


Daewoo Han

Senior Research Associate 

Ph.D. Electrical Eng., University of Cincinnati, 2010

M.S.  Telecomm. Eng, Hoseo University , 1996

He have expertised experiences over electrofluidics including electrowetting, electrophoresis, dielectrophoresis and electrospinning. He is trying to combine these techniques into the new engineer world.

His current focus, multi-axial electrospinning, is one of very powerful technique to produce multi-coated nanofibers/nanotubes in a single step.


Jason Heikenfeld - Honorable Lifetime Nanolab member

Assistant Professor  

Ph.D. Electrical Eng, University Of Cincinnati, 2001

Jason is currently Assistant Professor in University of Cincinnati. He has a extreme passion for the research and teaching students. We are always welcome him as a Honorable Lifetime Nanolab member.

--All-Powerful Master of a droplet and Big Important Sounding Title Denoting Seniority.

Jason is another of those who haven't learned their lesson from going to school for years and years. After inhaling too many lab vapors one day, he decided he'd like to be a florist but ended up here instead.


Julie Meunchen - Honorable Lifetime Nanolab member
She worked as the Nanolab secretary and now is working s as Graduate program coordinator. We are pleased for her to be a family as a honored member of Nanolab.
Grand Chancelor of Organizational Skills and Supplier of Yummy Holiday Cookies.